New York: New Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties Takes Effect Today

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Legislation reducing marijuana possession penalties and facilitating the expungement of past cannabis convictions took effect today. Assembly Bill 8420-A reduces the penalty for minor marijuana possession violations (up to one ounce) to a $50 fine. It also amends penalties for offenses involving the possession of more than one ounce but less than two ounces of […]

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New York: Governor Signs Measure Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions

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Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed legislation into law amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the automatic expungement of prior, low-level cannabis convictions. The new law takes effect August 28, 2019. Specifically, Assembly Bill 8420-A, reduces the penalty for minor marijuana possession violations (up to one ounce) to a $50 fine. It also […]

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Nevada: A Monumental Year for Cannabis Reform

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It’s been nothing short of an incredibly exciting and exhilarating month for Nevada NORML, our advocates and the rights of patients and consumers. While Nevadans will unfortunately have to wait another two years for the fate of public consumption lounges to be decided upon, monumental legislation passed in the 2019 legislative session regardless.  The Battle […]

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New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

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Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program. The new law takes immediate effect. Assembly Bill 20, The Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, institutes various changes to the program to better facilitate patients’ access to the substance. Specifically, it expands the pool […]

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New York: Lawmakers Advance Measure Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions

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State lawmakers late last week advanced legislation to the Governor’s desk amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the automatic expungement of prior, low-level cannabis convictions. The legislation, Assembly Bill 8420-A, reduces the penalty for minor marijuana possession violations (up to one ounce) to a $50 fine. It also amends penalties for offenses involving the possession of […]

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